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The road all the way from there to here

Upton’s Naturals is an independently owned natural foods company with a focus on meat alternatives and vegan values since opening in 2006. Dedicated to simplicity and the use of real, recognizable ingredients, the Upton’s team takes foods that have been around for thousands of years and offers them to consumers worldwide. The company’s founder, Daniel Staackmann, pioneered flavored, wheat-based seitan and has now launched the first-to-market seasoned and ready-to-eat jackfruit in the United States.


Mashed.com discusses the similarities and differences between two innovative meat alternatives, Banana Blossom and Jackfruit. 


"If you're in the market for a plant-based item that you can use in all kinds of ways, Upton's Naturals Shredded Jackfruit seems to be the perfect solution. Whether you're making tacos, sandwiches…


Upton's Naturals celebrates its 15th year as a self-funded, vegan-owned meat alternatives brand. 

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